"Hidden Figures" is a powerful new feature film that reveals the untold true story of three women of African-American descent who contributed greatly to the USA‘s victory in the space race during the mid-20th century as so-called "human computers" for NASA. The movie, in theaters January 6th, inspired IBM and Vanity Fair Studios to join forces in saluting the new guard of stars in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (collectively known as STEM). As a world renowned popularizer of science and advocate for talent and resources to support and advance STEM fields, Dr. Michio Kaku, was invited to expand on the subject, to put a spotlight on today’s STEM stars, and, as with the film, to inspire future generations to take up STEM studies and contribute to the advancement of humankind. READ NOW!
Dr. Michio Kaku returns to CNN International to discuss President Barack Obama‘s CNN op-ed in which Mr. Obama affirmed America’s commitment to "send humans to Mars by the 2030’s with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time."
Achieving this, he added, will "require continued cooperation between government and private innovators." Now in the final months of his eight-year presidency, Obama looks to set in motion plans, which could pan out to be a key part of his legacy. Dr. Kaku offers his assessment on the progress scientists are making in pursuit of Mission Mars. WATCH NOW!
This week NASA announced that it has discovered a source of free-flowing water on the surface of the planet Mars, a breakthrough finding that could forever change how human beings view our celestial neighbor. Famed physicist/futurist and CBS News science contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku told ‘CBS This Morning’ that, with this, NASA may have “hit the jackpot.”
Public fascination with Mars has increased ever since NASA launched its unmanned rover Curiosity, which continually sends back images of the Martian landscape. Once thought to be too hostile to support life, the discovery of liquid water alters our understanding not only of the origins of the red planet but in the future potential for an eventual human presence on Mars. “It changes everything,” said Kaku, “It means that this liquid water can be used for, perhaps, irrigation, drinking water, and even rocket fuel.” WATCH NOW!
On the historic success of NASA‘s space mission to the Pluto System, the New Horizons space probe has started sending back the first-ever high resolution close-up images of the dwarf planet’s surface. The data is traveling across a staggering three billion miles of space — the same distance traveled by the probe on its trek to Pluto and beyond. Meanwhile, here on Earth, scientists are studying the data as it continues to stream in. Dr. Michio Kaku joins Ed Schultz of MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to discuss the scientific and historic significance of New Horizons revelations about Pluto. WATCH NOW!
Three billion miles from Earth, NASA‘s New Horizons space probe just flew by Pluto. The journey to the farthest edge of our solar system took nearly a decade to achieve. CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, who wrote an op-ed article for the Wall Street Journal entitled ‘That Pluto Probe Just Might Save the Earth’, joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to explain how this feat affects us here at home. WATCH NOW!
New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft humanity has ever launched has also traveled longer and farther than any other — more than nine years and three billion miles — beyond any space mission in history to reach its primary target. Today marks a historic milestone in the journey, as New Horizons flies by Pluto and its system of at least five known moons, sending back breakthrough reconnaissance. What new insights will that Pluto probe reveal to expand our understanding of other such planet-threatening comets? Dr. Michio Kaku offers us his perspective in a special op-ed article written by Dr. Kaku himself for the Wall Street Journal. READ NOW!
On the heels of a third SpaceX rocket launch failure, CBSN, the "Always On" online news network from CBS NEWS, invited Dr. Michio Kaku to discuss the matter with CBSN‘s Jeff Glor. What are the ramifications of this accident? Does it pose any future impact on SpaceX‘s or NASA‘s plans for the International Space Station? What does this setback suggest about the ongoing commercialization of space? WATCH NOW!
At the recent BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards in London, England, cosmologist Stephen Hawking said, “The human failing I would most like to correct is ‘aggression.’ It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.” He warns that major nuclear war could be the end of civilization, possibly humankind.
As both a physicist and an optimist, Dr. Michio Kaku sees the very same scenario as motivation for ingenuity and opportunity. Specifically, using science, technology, and strides in space exploration to strengthen humanity’s presence (and its chances) to survive and even prosper beyond our earthly limits, out in space — to become, as he puts it, a “2 Planet Species.”
Dr. Kaku returns again on MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to discuss Hawking‘s remarks as he presents his own insights along with solutions that could be like an “insurance policy” for the human race. WATCH NOW!
The FAA’s Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, known as the AST, has approved private sector operations on the Moon. All signs indicate that we are in the midst of a new kind of space race — wherein the private sector seeks to play a starring role.
Dr. Michio Kaku rejoins Ed Schultz, on MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to discuss the key players, like Bigelow Aerospace and SpaceX, and the bold initiatives underway that will shape the future of the final frontier. WATCH NOW!
Scientists have identified eight distinct planetary objects beyond our own solar system, each exhibiting earth-like qualities considered essential to supporting and sustaining intelligent life. Dr. Michio Kaku recently joined Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to explore the exciting possibilities of life out in the stars beyond Earth. WATCH NOW! and stay tuned for more…
The recent discovery of methane on Mars is more than a curiousity. It could be a game changer. For the last three decades, NASA’s Mars exploration program has been based on a single mantra: Follow the water. Where there is water, there might be life. So far, this strategy has come up empty handed. But now, NASA might have to change course and follow the methane.